The COVID-19 pandemic, which is dominating the news headlines and affecting Manitobans, can lead to increased anxiety among young people. Encouraging families and supporting our students as they live through this time of uncertainty is a priority.
Kids Help Phone is available as Canada’s only 24/7, national support service for young people. Kids Help Phone offers professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through their website, students can connect with Kids Help Phone whenever and however they want. The service is completely confidential (e.g. your name isn't even required), and the service protects childrens' privacy.
The Kids Help Phone website contains excellent resources, and the service can be reached at the following contact points:
Phone #: 1-800-668-6868